Happy Summer! June is traditionally the month when we celebrate graduations, weddings, school vacations, and the happier moments of life. This is also the time of Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the longest day of the entire year (June 21), when planet Earth experiences the most light in its 365 sojourn around the sun. Summer days mean more sunlight and more frequent opportunities to experience fresh air and physical exercise, so it is increasingly important to unplug from the media matrix for a few hours every day to enjoy nature and BREATHE in the fresh air and sunlight as fully as we can. Our human brains respond very positively to light. It has been proven to ease depression and enhances physical vitality…and it’s free to everyone!
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New Moon in Gemini June 13, 2018:
The New Moon of June 13 falls in 22 degrees Gemini, the sign of the Twins. Gemini is the quintessential Air sign, the mental communicator of the zodiac. The sign Gemini is ruled by the planet, Mercury, the Messenger of the gods. The message here is that we are not just ruled by our emotions. Mind and Heart need to work as one, not battle each other for psychic supremacy. It is the ability to think and communicate (whether written, spoken or telepathically) which allows all humans to learn, disseminate knowledge, and evolve to new awareness.
Astrologically, Gemini is represented by the symbol of the Twins, which we can decode as the left and right brain; logic and intuition working together. Words ARE powerful. They can create new worlds or destroy them. Rhetoric, propaganda, and media spins can have a brain-washing effect, if we are not discerning individuals. Negative thought forms bombard us ceaselessly. We must learn to turn off the “interference” and pay more attention to our own inner guidance. If you are not sure how to do that, take a meditation or yoga class…breathe more…walk in nature. Today’s scientific discoveries have raised the bar on the human condition. Scientists have measured that the more we think a particular thought, the deeper the pathway in the brain becomes. Repeating mantras and positive affirmations now have a sound basis in scientific fact. As we look at opening up to new cognitive abilities, it is also important to realize that we are creating new worlds. Inner space, outer space, cyberspace…we are pushing boundaries in all directions.
During this New Moon time, our thoughts, our beliefs and especially, our words are “resonance messengers” transmitting vital information to our brains, our cells, and our world at large. This is the perfect time to declare your “Thanks” by giving to others and by being grateful for all that you have in your life. There is no glass ceiling on the Truth. “As a man thinks, so he is.”
Wherever the sign of Gemini falls in your chart (by house position) will be activated by this New Moon.
Gemini symbolizes how we perceive the universe around us and then convert it into our “knowingness”. For example, if you have Gemini in the 5th house, you may have a creative skill or hobby that you want to develop more fully (books, music, crafts, sports, etc.); or you may do work that involves children. Gemini in the 7th can experience an active social life. Gemini in the 11th may join diverse groups, organizations or social media groups.
The part of the body ruled by Gemini is the arms, hands and respiratory system. Breathing problems, allergies, nervous disorders, and restless anxiety are all Gemini related issues. Geminis, in particular, may feel like they are on “overwhelm”, so try to spend a few hours “unplugged” from your telecommunications and computer devices. What “feeds” your brain? Junk thoughts and mindless chatter? Or expanding your mind and communicating from your heart?
Mercury in Cancer is in opposition to Saturn in Capricorn directly after this New Moon (June 15). Our words have the power to transform our reality. We must be cautious of overreacting emotionally to words. It is important to remember that negative words and thoughts reinforce negative reality. When Mercury is in in Cancer, our feelings may be more raw and vulnerable, especially where home, family and security are concerned. Be aware of falling into negative thinking or judgement patterns based on early childhood conditioning. With the New Moon in Gemini, we can shift into more positive thinking by watching our words. Use positive affirmations for reinforcement. Action definitely follows thought!
Venus at 29 degrees Cancer is the antidote for Saturn’s heaviness; add more Venus into the mix by affirming the love and gratitude in your life. If you keep firing up those positive neurons, it will eventually become your reality. Find something that makes you feel good and do more of it. Listen to a relaxing audio tape, read a good book, meditate, or try a few yoga exercises on your own. Even ten minutes a day spent “unplugged” can have lasting benefits for your physical and mental health.
Uranus in Taurus: We are now entering “wild card” territory with Uranus entering the sign of Taurus (see my May 2018 Full Moon update). Expect the unexpected! We can take advantage of new opportunities to re-write our old scripts. Like cosmic chameleons, we can evolve out of old self-sabotaging emotional patterns to more satisfying and fulfilling ones. The Keys are within us!